Get these extensions for your Google Chrome browser

December 15, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS I’ve been a dedicated Firefox user for years because of its wondrous catalog of extensions. I like Google Chrome, too — from its load time to how it accesses pages, everything about it is fast, fast, fast. … Continued

Share questions, notes and ideas with Wallwisher

October 16, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS Wallwisher gives your students a set of interactive sticky notes they can use to post questions or ideas. Once you set up your Wallwisher account, you’ll get a shareable URL. Students can post their comments and questions … Continued

Monday by the Numbers

September 14, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS This week’s by the numbers segment shows you easy ways to be more productive, as well as the tools to help you do it. Read all about it after the jump. Stripped GTD: 3 Habits That Make … Continued

Monday by the numbers

August 17, 2009

BY NICK YINGLING Today’s MBTN is a little short because I don’t subscribe to the same newsfeeds as Bill, so I apologize and beg for your mercy. These two are about going back to school, which, for a good number … Continued

mySchoollog organizes students' lives

July 7, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS mySchoollog is an organization and productivity tool created specifically for students. Kids can keep track of their assignments, quizzes, grades, course schedule, and even upload their notes and files. Students can enter tasks into their to-do list, … Continued

Check out updates to, and tips on, Evernote

May 18, 2009

Venerable note-taking app Evernote has rolled out a few new features that ought to help you and your students. You can now send Twitter messages directly into your Evernote account, use Evernote on your iPhone, or find tips on how … Continued

Monday by the numbers

February 23, 2009

Five Best Note-Taking Tools Back when I was a student, we had to take notes with a pen and paper. Today’s learners have a lot more options that take advantage of online technology. Lifehacker presents this list of the top … Continued

Find what you need at

January 12, 2009

I have a love-hate relationship with Wal-Mart. Shopping there can be unpleasant, as I always seem to get stuck in an aisle behind a family of six who can’t find what they’re looking for; however, I still shop there because … Continued

College ruled 2.0: Google Notebook

November 18, 2008

When will Google quit? They seem to want to invent everything that hasn’t been invented yet and reinvent everything that’s already been invented. One recent contribution is Google Notebook, which, as you might guess, is an online note-taking site. The … Continued

Teach your students how to take notes that work

November 7, 2008

I’m taking a professional development class at UNC this semester. On campus, I’m amazed at the beauty of the campus, how young the students look, and how I’ve completely forgotten how to take notes in class. I didn’t really notice … Continued